Olympia’s restyled-for-2013 Ego RS: Performance, Comfort, and Value

Olympia Ego_RS Ultegra

For 2013, Italy’s second-oldest cycling company has reworked its bestselling Ego model with an eye toward improved comfort, performance, and value.  At 1,100g (medium, painted), Olympia feel that the Ego RS’ frame is worthy from anything of everything from the 2,250€ SRAM Apex build right on up through Campagnolo Super Record.  While we haven’t thrown a leg over one, reviews elsewhere have been extremely positive.  Pass the break for the full release…

A model of great features and that promises even more. An excellent quality/price ratio for a frame that, although being part of the Olympia mid-range, offers the performances and finishing of a Specialissima.

For 2013, EGO, a road frame with geometries oriented to competition, will undergo a total restyling (RS). The new design totally revolutionises the shapes, but maintaining the same concept that made this model one of Olympia’s best sellers in time: maximum performance, minimum expense.

The precious details on EGO RS are countless: for instance, all cableways are inside the frame, the 1.5” headset is tapered and rests on a monocoque fork of carbon fibre; the bottom bracket is of the PressFit TM type and the arrangement for the Shimano Di2 electronic gear makes it a model of absolute value, considering its mid-range position.

The frame is made of T700 carbon fibre, with a monocoque structure obtained with the e-mold technique. This technology, which uses two different moulds (one internal and one external) for the execution of the monocoque structure, ensures the best consistency of the composite fabrics and the great lightness of the finished frame. Indeed, the painted M size of the EGO RS model weighs only 1,100 grams!

EGO RS will be available in the sizes XS-S-M-L-XL-XXL.

Assembly: From Sram Apex 20V to Super Record 22V

Colours: White/Carbon – Carbon/Grey/Fluorescent Yellow

www.olympiacicli.it  (Rest of World)

www.stage-race.com (North America)

Comments

Lou - 05/02/13 - 10:26am

It looks a LOT like the paint job on fellow Italian, Wilier Cento1SR

Alan - 05/02/13 - 12:52pm

I thought the exact same thing

craig - 01/08/14 - 8:06am

hi, i bought this bike last summer and wow! it rides really well stiff when you want it to be and so comfortable (using a adamo saddle) came with 105 10sp but can upgrade easily to di2, the colour of the frame is modern and really striking, on the etape du tour i had many people looking at the bike with green in the eyes.
The bike climbs really well especially as im 95kg and not the best shape for a climber. 1hr at 9% easy peasy on the ego rs.
Only complaint would be the wheels which were aksiums are not for me i replaced with Fulcrum racing 3′s as i had them on my previous bike as new.
Also used the bike on weeks training in Majorca and climbed like a dream, Colobra 9-12% gradients 1hr on the dot.

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